POLL: Postal Service Delivers Drastic Changes
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is planning to close post offices and processing centers, which could result in slower delivery times.
An estimated $3 billion in U.S. Postal Service reductions is expected to create delivery delays for the first time in decades.
Saturday delivery, which has been in question as the postal service faces bankruptcy, will remain for at least two years.
The cuts would reportedly close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next March. Because the consolidations would increase the distance mail travels from post office to processing centers, the agency also would lower delivery standards that have been in place since 1971.
That means a letter dropped in the mail today may not reach your neighbor for at least two days. Other impacts could be on time-sensitive newspapers and magazines, Netflix's DVD delivery and mail-order prescription drugs.